Eileen was too weak to go to church, so we brought the worship to her window this evening, with three hymns of her choosing. Her battle with cancer has been an incredible testimony of her faith. Read Mike’s latest update here.
We gathered to sing today to a dear saint who is in the final stages of cancer and can no longer come to worship with us. A paltry earthly choir to send her off – only a small picture of the far more glorious choir gathered to receive her. Eileen Lawyer – we love you and we will miss you! Thank you for having lived so well with the time you had. Packing a much longer lifetime of serving the saints into the time God planned for you. May we all be so fruitful, may we all be so faithful, and may we all love as fiercely -May God grant us the grace to follow in your train.
“A noble army, men and boys,
the matron and the maid,
around the Savior’s throne rejoice,
in robes of light arrayed.
They climbed the steep ascent of heaven,
through peril, toil and pain;
O God, to us may grace be given,
to follow in their train.”
Can you believe it? We just had our last Disputatio as a class at NSA?
God has been very good to us, allowing us to travel thus far. I am very grateful for such a wonderful class, and I hope we all keep in touch. To that affect, I plan to keep this blog going as a place where we as Alumni can come and keep getting NSA info, or see what’s going on in Moscow.
Here are the two videos I presented at Disputatio.
The first is a slideshow of some photos I through together of our 4 years here. It is only a tiny sampler of all the photos I have!
The second is a compilation of spliced videos from our 4 years. Again, only a sampler of what I have! I had to cut some GREAT stuff! (such as some of our declamations).
I uploaded a bunch of videos not shown here on a YouTube playlist called “Live in Moscow as an NSA student,” which you can find HERE
O Socii, today is a great and honourable day. It is a day in which we can put to use our right as citizens of the Unitest States of America to elect our leaders. In days past leaders were often chosen through strength of arms. Men proved their courage on the battle field, fighting for their king, that they might live peaceful lives under their king. We have no bloody battle field on which to pour our blood and prove our valor, but we do have the Moscow Fair Grounds, and today, until 8 p.m. May it not be said of the students of New Saint Andrews college that they did not bother to go out and vote. Furthermore, this is going to be a close vote – 50 could turn the tide of the election. You may feel like it’s not your place to vote in Moscow, but it does affect you. It affects NSA, it affects the families you’re boarding with, and it affects our churches. If you’ve lived here for more than 30 days, you can vote! Please vote!
Please vote for Krauss and Carscallen for the 4 year seat (do not vote for a 3rd person) and Steed for the two year seat.
To the Polls!
Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit. O Socii, Proponite!
What joy is ours, since we are Christians and have a God who would have His Son endure the pangs of death and the sin of the entire world, and then rise that we might rise with Him!
Many people talk (and have written) about how we ought not to put our joy in man or in material things. This is easy to see why, and yet we forget it often, and either trust and rely upon people or things we love to make us happy and joyful. But we would not have either without God! Our joy comes from Him and Him alone. Because Christ endured the cross and Sheol, we need not fear ever losing our joy. In Him we have risen and shall be resurrected!